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How to Replace Tail Light 96-00 Dodge Caravan

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Created on: 2012-02-14

How to install, repair, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, burned out, cracked, faded, cloudy or chipped taillight on Dodge Caravan, years 96, 97, 98, 99, and 00.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tail Light
    • Remove the two Phillips screws from the tail light
    • Pull the tail light off
  2. step 2 :Servicing the Bulbs
    • Twist the bulb socket counterclockwise out the light
    • Pull the bulb off of the socket
    • Push on the new bulb
    • Twist the bulb socket clockwise into the light
    • If you are replacing the tail light assembly, disconnect the wiring harness
  3. step 3 :Installing the Tail Light
    • Connect the wiring harness
    • Push the tail light into place using the locating tab
    • Insert the two Phillips screws into the tail light

Tools needed

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to service a taillight on this 1998 Dodge Caravan, same as any '96 to 2000 Caravan, as well as the Plymouth Voyager. It's a pretty easy operation, actually. We're going to show you both servicing, if you just need to change the bulb, as well as if you break a taillight, and you need to replace the whole assembly. The only tools you'll need are a Phillips screwdriver and, if you are replacing the whole assembly, you'll also need a flat-blade screwdriver.

To service the taillight on one of these Caravans, right back here there are two Phillips screws. I'll just kind of fast-forward here a little bit as I remove those two screws. Pull out and back on the light. Now, if you're just looking to service bulbs, they're right here. You twist these counter-clockwise, and pull out. There's your bulb. The bulb just pulls out and pushes back in. Just insert it back in correctly, and twist clockwise to lock.

To replace the whole assembly, you'll want to disconnect it. Use a regular screwdriver, and pry out this little safety tab here. Once you get it most of the way out, then you can press that tab and pull up.

There's your light out. Here's a new light from 1A Auto. You can see we put our sockets in here. Iit's going to connect in just like the original. Push the safety tab on. Put that tab in the side, and push it right on. Then start our two screws.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

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